Twitter removes 140 character limit from direct messages

SAN FRANCISCO (MEDIA GENERAL) – Everybody’s fighting to replace your email with faster, more efficient messaging. Facebook Messenger has expanded over the last year and now Twitter is trying to up its game by removing the 140 character limit from direct messages.

Twitter announced the change is coming in July. But, the company did not give an exact date. It said they will have more specifics in the coming weeks.

Direct messages on Twitter will now be allowed to contain up to 10,000 characters.

“You may be wondering what this means for the public side of Twitter. Nothing!” wrote Twitter staff. Tweets will stay 140 characters.

As of May 2015, Twitter boasted 302 million active users.

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